allegretto[al′ə gret′ō, ä′lə-]
allegretto definition by Webster's New World
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moderately fast; faster than andante but slower than allegro: often used as a musical direction
Origin: Italian diminutive of allegro: see allegro
noun pl. allegrettos
an allegretto movement or passage
allegretto definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Musicadverb & adj.
In a moderately quick tempo, usually considered to be slightly slower than allegro but faster than andante. Used chiefly as a direction.noun pl. al·le·gret·tos
An allegretto passage or movement.
Origin: Italian, diminutive of allegro, allegro; see allegro.